Surf trip essentials:
Wax (cold or warm water wax depending on the water temperature)
Reef boots (or iodine for those who forgot their reef boots!)
A spare leash
A surf multi tool with a FCS key
A spare FCS key
A spare, spare FCS key. You can see where this is going… for some reason these are always the things that get lost!
Long sleeve rash vest
Board shorts x 3
Beach towel or a dry robe
Water and snacks (you’ll be hungry when you get out of the sea)
Mini-first aid kit (I say this as someone who often forgets to pack one, but who quickly regretted it the day we went windsurfing and battling against the strength of the wind to get back to shore left my hands completely shredded!).
Check the water temperature before you go, even if the weather is boiling hot, you’ll usually need a summer suit or a shorty. The water can be surprisingly cold, even in places like Morocco where you might think the water would be warm.
And don’t forget to check the weather, and be prepared for it to change! Coastal conditions can change quickly. Even when weather and ocean conditions seem mild, check the forecast! What looks benign can become hazardous really fast, so check the online forecast before you set foot in the sea.
There’s few things in life more exhilarating than a surf trip, so now you’re prepped, enjoy!